• 1 killed, 2 hurt in College Park shootout

    By: Liz Artz


    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - College Park police have turned to the public for help with identifying nearly a half dozen people involved in a wild shootout early Tuesday morning.

    Recoh “Flip” Taylor’s sister talked to Channel 2’s Liz Artz about how he is missed by so many.

    “He's going to be missed. He was that one guy that you wanted to be around," said Yasheika Taylor.

    Her 31-year-old brother was caught in the middle of a gun battle near Lakemont Drive. A memorial now marks the spot where he was sitting with friends when shots rang out around 2 a.m.

    "I just wonder what he was thinking when he was laying there what was going through his mind. I can't even imagine how he felt," said Yasheika Taylor.

    College Park homicide detectives said the victim, along with Ronniesha Edwards, a 17-year-old girl and several others, were hanging out on a wall, outside their College Park apartment when two groups of at least 10 people started firing.

    "These guys are very dangerous for them to come up and start shooting no regard or respect for mankind itself," said College Park police Detective Marcus Dennard.   

    More than 50 shell casings from four different weapons were found at the scene. Police said the three people shot were innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire. Recoh Taylor was the only one who died;

    Edwards and the 17-year-old were hit in the leg and buttocks. They both remain at Grady Memorial Hospital and underwent surgery Wednesday.

    Detectives said there were multiple witnesses that night that hold the key to solving this crime. They need those people to come forward.

    “Give us peace of mind. He's not here. At least give us that, if nothing else," Yasheika Taylor said.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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